Online Dating Is Not For Me

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I have been separated and divorced for five years this month.

FIVE.

I am still single.

Forty years old and single.

I do not know why I thought online dating would be a solution.  Yet, I have been on and off these damn sites, for years.  Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, Tinder and even paid money for Match.

I have met a couple good friends on these sites, but of course, those friendships started out as romantic possibilities for me.  I didn’t become friends with them until after I let myself realize that romance was not in the cards.  I did meet New York on Plenty of Fish, but he did end up moving 3000+ miles away.

After all the confusing shit that has gone on with the 29 year old, I decided to hop back on Tinder and back on OKCupid.  I was on Tinder for about two weeks and OKC for about a week.  If that.

For all you married and taken ladies out there, hold on to your man, if they are worth it.  THIS is the kind of shit the single ladies have to deal with.

I'm sure Dan is a lovely man.  But he's 62.  Not even close to my age range.  I've been dating a 29 year old and my mom is 63.  Good luck Dan.
I’m sure Dan is a lovely man. But he’s 62. Not even close to my age range. I’ve been dating a 29 year old and my mom is 63. Good luck Dan.
“Let’s chat kitten”. Kitten? For real?
Notice the
Notice the “married”. Also, I feel like he is trying to tell me he isn’t interested in men. Just a hunch. The best thing about this, was at the bottom, it said “need someone able to be discreet”. Ok. Perfect.
I'm sure Greg is a lovely man.  If that is his real name.  Also, I don't know where the '79' from.  I think it's cute that he sent me the same EXACT message, over 3 months apart.
I’m sure Greg is a lovely man. If that is his real name. Also, I don’t know where the ’79’ from. I think it’s cute that he sent me the same EXACT message, over 3 months apart.
Even if you overlook the tattoos ON the face, there is so much wrong.  I don't know how you
Even if you overlook the tattoos ON the face, there is so much wrong. I don’t know how you “make tattoos”. Why is there NO punctuation in this profile? And isn’t YOLO dead yet?
I'm sorry that you got your feelings hurt because I didn't reply in 13 minutes.  I apparently am not interested in being with a sweet loving caring honest faithful man.
I’m sorry that you got your feelings hurt because I didn’t reply in 13 minutes. I apparently am not interested in being with a sweet loving caring honest faithful man.

So take a few minutes and let those soak in.

Please, hug your significant others, if you have one.  And if you don’t, I’d be happy to pass on Curt’s contact information.

I have deleted my Tinder and OKCupid.  Permanently deleted.  I can’t handle the weird messages, people and crap that goes on, on those sites, for the majority of the time.  The good ones are so few and far between, it makes it not worth for me.

I don’t need to hop online to find a sex partner.  Those are on every street corner and every crowded bar in Northern California.  As a matter of fact, I already have a few of those friends, if I want them.  Although, in my defense, I wouldn’t actually pick someone up on a street corner.

I am talking to two guys from Tinder.  Texting them and snapchatting them, almost daily.  Nice guys.  I’m pretty sure neither of them are for me though.

Twice Divorced: He is in the middle of his second divorce and is 34 years old.  He was clear about not wanting a serious relationship, but was also clear that he is looking for friends and maybe sex.

I haven’t met him yet in person, but he’s a nice guy.  He texted me this morning to see how I was doing since he knew I had a bad day yesterday.  This goes a long way with me.

I do not know if I will take a leap and ever meet him.  I haven’t decided yet.  But he is a distraction and frankly, I’m pretty sure I’m a distraction for him, as well.

Never Married: He is 40 or 41 years old.  I can’t remember since I deleted my Tinder.  He’s never been married and has no children.

He is very sweet but has a weird preoccupation with his tropical fish and motorcycle.

I have enjoyed talking to him, but there are definitely some red flags.  I’ll keep an eye on them and figure it out.  Right now, I’m not sure if I will ever meet him face to face either.

Given the events that have transpired over the past few days and the fact that I have deleted my online dating apps, I maybe should have named blog something different.

Girl Who Sits Alone and Watches to much TV

Dating is Non-Existent at Forty

Lonely Girl Who Thinks Men Suck

Those are just some working titles.  I’ll keep thinking on it.

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12 thoughts on “Online Dating Is Not For Me

  1. I know how you feel. At 43, I’ve gone through cycles of dates and tumbleweeds. I will never understand men. It’s good to give it a break every now and again. Maybe try a different online site?

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      1. I would give Tinder the flick. If you want a free site I found Oasis better than the rest but that’s from personal experience. No matter what site you try, there will always be jerks, time wasters, catfish. You just have to dig through the crap.

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      2. Best luck to you. Always remember to be cautious, respect yourself and make sure men treat you with respect. Otherwise say goodbye to them!

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      1. Hmm. This isn’t good.
        I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t know… what keeps me going is similar to when I was in sales…you might get 50 “no’s”, but each “yes” makes the rest worth it.

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      2. I think for right now, it’s best for me to figure “me” out. My heart feels pretty numb right now. I’m sure there are some available nice guys out there, but I’m not sure where to find them.

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